I was offered the chance to demo one of these and was skeptical. THEN I plugged my Bogner Uber into it....WOW...it is SO easy to use. Plug your amp speaker output into the input on the back....download the free software interface (lest we mention the lack of Axe-Edit availability) and you are ready to go. Immediately page through dozens of cabs and select from 8 different mics. THEN with the flick of your mouse move the mic placement to your tastes. If that isn't enough...there are TWO simulators in this!...AND there is a compressor, exciter, and some other tools. Simple home recording without having to move your family out...without having to crank and amp...without having to lose the feel of your beloved heads.